If We Were Havign Coffee on the 24th of September, 2022 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some other beverage. It is a little chilly out there, but I think almost as warm as it ever got yesterday. I just got back from a long walk, and have to report that it is still as windy as yesterday! But today will be relatively warm and sunny, a perfect early autumn day. I plan on spending every free moment outside, though it is too windy to kayak. Oh, where am I? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being from Cape Cod.

I drove down to Cape Cod on Wednesday night, as I often do. I worked Thursday and Friday, which I can do from here. Thursday was rainy and I didn’t feel well, so it was a wash. Friday I felt much better and the weather was nice, if cold and super windy, but my work day was pretty insane. I did get a chance to exercise after work and took a few long walks in my neighborhood, but I did not get away from the house.

As stated above, this was a typical work week. I was able to exercise a few times and got out for a couple of runs. I had massage on Wednesday. I walked the dogs often while in New Hampshire (only the cats are with me on Cape Cod). Typical week.

Last week I said I had a surprise. OK, I need a little background.

Some of you know I write and play music, but you may not know that in the first decade of the century I was deeply involved in composing “contemporary series music”, that is, modern classical. Back in 2015 I released a CD for my Hamlet Symphony. I had planned on putting out other music from this time period to close it out, but I never did.

Until now.

I just released a (download only) CD of piano music. It has two piano sonatas and 24 Preludes, one in each key. Yeah, that is 32 tracks and about 90 minutes of music, but since it isn’t a physical CD, it can be done. I don’t have links, but if you search Spotify or Amazon or other places… Yeah, I will try to get some good links for you.

After I put out the CD, I also put up a recent instrumental pop song, For Her Heartbreak, as a downloadable single. I felt that this was the best fit of my recent music with the classical piano music from a decade back, a good transition. Again, no links, but you can search Spotify or whatever to find it. Oh, if you didn’t see the video back in the winter, here it is again.

(Click here if you are interested but don’t see the video below)

I plan on making pages on the blog for these releases soon. And hopefully I’ll get good links without having to pay…

Anyway, that was my week. As I said, I have a need to get outside and soak in some sun and nature.

Thanks for stopping in! If you have a coffee share I will try to stop by for a virtual drink. Hope you have a great weekend!

Natalie the Explorer is now the host of the weekend coffee share and she is doing a wonderful job. Stop in at this week’s main share page or go to the InLinkz-Linkup to see all of the other shares!

32 thoughts on “If We Were Havign Coffee on the 24th of September, 2022 #weekendcoffeeshare

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Resa! I can sort of find the links but I am not sure if they are good, so I may pay for a month of having the pages with the links put up and perhaps copying them and creating my own. Still, it is possible to find on Spotify and Amazon.

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  1. SHL2

    Congratulations Trent. It makes us feel good to accomplish something we have been wanting to do for a while. Sunshine is wonderful our temperatures are starting to cool down I think a few days this week we hit the 60s which is great. I spent most of the weekend going in and out trimming my plants in pots and watering. The mosquitoes are really bad right now so that is a bummer. I am hoping the cooler weather sends them on their way.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      One of my favorite parts of autumn is that the mosquitos go away… lol. Thanks, Sonya! It is nice to finally get the music out there. I am glad you are having some good weather. I know it has been a long, hot summer. I spent a summer in Dallas and another in OKC and there is a reason I like New England ;) I hope you have a great week!

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  2. Prior...

    Congrats on getting this music ready to share
    That is exciting Trent
    //
    And sorry you didn’t feel well one day last week
    🙏
    And how the ending of September involves good days and lots of sunshine ☀️☀️☀️

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      This early fall season, late September and October, has to be my favorite time of year. Of course it all caps off on my birthday, so ;)
      Thanks, Yvette, it was a great autumn weekend. Without the sick days, we don’t appreciate the well days :)
      I hope you have a wonderful week!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Janet. Yes, I was outside pretty much the entire day on Saturday. I drove back to New Hampshire Sunday morning, but spent a large chunk of the day outside once there (the dogs wouldn’t let me stay in ;) ).

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Maria! Putting the music out there right now was very spur of the moment, but the time was right so… My weekend has been great, with plenty of outdoors time. I hope you’ve had a good weekend as well :) Have a wonderful week!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Nancy, I’m glad you enjoyed the song. I was able to spend pretty much the entire day outside, so that was great. I’ve been out some today, which is nice. I hope you do get to enjoy a full day of early fall weather!

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong

    I just saved this. I have just gotten a new speaker for this computer which is great except for the sound, so I can actually listen to it. It’s just that it’s late and I don’t want to start anything new right now. I really liked your sonata. It was great to hear new music that was “classical” in style, but new. I’m looking forward to the links!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Hi Marilyn – I hope you do enjoy the song. Given that you liked the sonata, which is on the piano music CD, you may like some of the preludes as well. I hope you enjoy the instrumental pop song posted here. It is much more influenced by 70s prog rock than classical.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Gary. In my opinion, it isn’t as hard as putting out a book! lol. On the other hand, the recordings were completed over a decade ago (except the pop song single) and were high enough quality for what I wanted. If I were try to compile some pop/rock songs, yeah, it would be a huge amount of work to get the recording quality, etc. to a point where I would them out!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Natalie, I’m glad you enjoyed it. So far the weekend is going well – the wind even calmed down enough for a long paddle. Hope you have a great week as well!

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